RIP Thread


Ray Thomas, founding member of the Moody Blues, 76


That’s something that bugged me about a number of the pieces I saw about Jerry Van Dyke’s passing. They simply could not talk about him without mentioning Dick.


John Young, Astronaut. He got to walk on the moon. What an experience!


And he smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space.


The Register article on Young :


Fujioka Mikio - He was a guitarist in the back-up band for BabyMetal.


Keith Jackson, voice of ABC sports for 50 years, 89


Dolores O’Riordan, 46, lead singer of The Cranberries


Sci-fi author Ursula K. LeGuin, 88


I was just going to post that. She’s one of the SF writers that I grew up on.


Man, I read her a lot, but not her famous stuff, I read a lot of her other stuff.


Just read about that on The Register.


I was looking through a couple of newspapers from this past week and saw that Warren Miller died last Wednesday. His skiing films were always amazing and fun to watch.

Saturday, it was Mort Walker, creator of “Beetle Bailey” and it’s related comic, “Hi and Lois”.


One of my favorite fantasy artists, William O’Connor, 47

Here’s a link to his art.


John Mahoney, best known as Frasier Crane’s father Martin, 77


Billy Graham, a very well-respected evangelist and Presidential advisor, at just a little over 99 years. Though by his own words, he’s simply changed where he lives.